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Old 04-15-2020, 10:09 PM   #1
steven765
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Default I miss this community

I'm in facebook groups, they're just not the same. Kills me watching people ask the same questions over and over.
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Old 04-21-2020, 03:59 PM   #2
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2005 Baja 2007 2.5i wagon

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Exactly the reason i came in here. have had wrx's in the past, now have 2 baja.
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Old 05-01-2020, 03:06 AM   #3
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I have one of each currently, a wrx wagon and Baja turbo, plus a 99 Forester. I agree the FB groups are mostly people asking if it's hard to put a turbo in their non turbo.
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:45 PM   #4
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Default Long Live the baja !!

Yea guys,
I miss the community too. The Baja forum has been pretty quite for a long time now. After all its been a while since Subaru made any Baja's.
Its nice to see that some people still have their Baja's and are driving them.
I usually only see a couple out on the road now. Although, I didn't see that many 15 years ago when they were new.
I will never get rid of mine. I love the Bratmobile. My wife likes it too, so no problem there. My son helped me turn a wrench on most of the mods, so he appreciates the uniqueness of this Subaru. He gets the Baja when I'm gone.
Later, Greg.
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:46 PM   #5
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I have one of each currently, a wrx wagon and Baja turbo, plus a 99 Forester. I agree the FB groups are mostly people asking if it's hard to put a turbo in their non turbo.
Nice !!
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Old 05-18-2020, 01:56 AM   #6
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I'm new and I miss it. Guess this and the lack of aftermarket support is the downside of owning rare vehicles.
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Old 05-29-2020, 12:25 AM   #7
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I got my first Baja a couple months ago and I've found that performance-wise, you can do just about anything with them that you could do with a mid-2000s WRX or STI! In no corner of Subie-land is there some common aftermarket part that you can just buy and bolt on for an additional 50HP.

So bottom line, like any real mods, beefing up your Baja is going to cost some cash. Just about the only thing way more difficult for us than a Rex owner is going to be a 6MT swap. Can't use the stock driveshaft so you'll need to get one fabricated.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:51 AM   #8
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Can't use the stock driveshaft so you'll need to get one fabricated.
Just wanted to make a clarification, use an auto Baja driveshaft in a 6mt swap w/r180. No need to fabricate.
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Old 06-11-2020, 01:45 AM   #9
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Just wanted to make a clarification, use an auto Baja driveshaft in a 6mt swap w/r180. No need to fabricate.
Hah no kidding, I hadn't heard that before. Thanks much for the tip.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:58 PM   #10
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I was active on NASIOC a long time ago, but just picked up a Baja... was hoping to find some other owners!!
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:00 PM   #11
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Iíve had an 04 5MT Baja turbo for a couple of years now. Love it. About to buy a Ď17 STI. The Baja has sucked me into the brand. 😆
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